Afghanistan: I’ve seen few stories create the outrage that this one did. Catch is, I first read about this sort of thing years ago; PBS even showed a documentary on the ‘dancing boys’ a while back. Why the outrage now, and not then?
Reactions to the story.
Afghanistan and the E.U. migrant crisis.
Israel: I used to drive a school bus, and a former co-worker who moved to Israel said, on a visit back, that bus drivers there wouldn’t wear a seatbelt in case they had to evacuate the vehicle (suicide bomb, real or imagined). A school in my district was once shut down for what turned out to be a misplaced duffel bag with the drama teacher’s kidnapped Elmo doll. My wife once worked with a blind Kurdish refugee in Sweden who had lost his eyesight to a letter bomb. How do you know what’s safe and what isn’t?
Does Israel rely too much on the U.S., and does the agreement with Iran mean that that needs to change?
Libya: Still trying to sort things out.
ISIS: What their defectors are saying – and can we spread that story?
Syria: Refugees, staying close to home.
Saudi Arabia: Dealing with the U.S. after the Iran agreement.